Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate a particular creed. We come together because of our shared commitment to values and to ways of living, not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more about the long history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in the nation. Though the society was dormant for several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in 1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.

Coming Up

Sunday, January 5th at 10am – Crafting our 2020 Vision led by Rev. Telos Whitfield

We begin the new year together, and ponder how to co-create a vision led by our hearts,
wisdom and experiences. 12th Night honors the history of three wise men arriving with
gifts for the magi, the newborn Jesus, they witnessed an epiphany, and birth of the new.
Can we expect the unexpected and be open to epiphanies that might arrive?

Saturday, January 11, 12:30 – 4:30pm – Responding with 2020 Vision to the
Climate Crisis Conference

Held at UU Congregation of Upper Valley in Norwich, VT.
(320 Rt. 5 S. across from the Family Place) Co-hosted by Upper Valley UU
congregations. Key note by Rev. Jim Antal; workshops on local, state and national
actions. Free and open to everyone!

Sunday, January 19th at 10am – Dying – It’s Not All About You led by Cappy Nunlist

Our service will offer an opportunity to think deeply about our feelings about death, and
how our end-of-life decisions impact others around us. Join us as we explore the
universal experience of dying.

 

 

 

 

News

Click the following link for the latest newsletter:

January 2020 Newsletter, Universalist Society of Strafford

Ongoing

Supporting the U.U.S.C. – It is never too late to make your Guest At Your Table donation. Contributions for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee can be made on-line anytime:
https://donate.uusc.org/checkout/donation?eid=75595

A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be inspired by this work and support efforts that create lasting and powerful change.